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9/12/21: Open Game Thread

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the only important sporting event in sodo today

MLB: Arizona Diamondbacks at Seattle Mariners Stephen Brashear-USA TODAY Sports

After yesterday’s crushing loss, fodder for my hypothesis that the Seahawks pay the Mariners to lose in September, the Mariners are staring down an unfortunate rubber match that they have no right to lose.

Yusei Kikuchi and noted no-no hurler Tyler Gilbert will face off as the D-Backs attempt to play spoiler for no other reason than to say they could.

For those of you whose attention will be focused squarely (or partially, it’s fine) on the Mariners today, here are the lineups:

Given that the M’s are playing Arizona for the sixth time in nine days, none of this should come as much of a surprise.

I’m sure you’re busy watching something else right now, so I won’t go on and on about this one. Nevertheless, GOMS.